September 4, 2009

How to Guess a Password

Ensure that you know the person's username, if applicable. If you do not know the username, you'll just have to guess it using the same techniques.
Make a list of potential passwords.
The person's birthday
What the passwords they use on other accounts are, if you know or can find out
The name of the person's pets or family members
Their favorite drink, food, sports team, phrase from a movie, band, etc.
Find out if the program requires passwords to have at least one number in them. If there is a number at the end of the word, it can be'
The person's street address
The person's lucky number
Something simple, like 1 or 123
Often people use their birthdates for passwords, like 12/18/92 or just 121892
Try entering in the passwords.
Look for software that guesses passwords if you are willing to spend some money.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Design in CSS by TemplateWorld and sponsored by SmashingMagazine
Blogger Template created by Deluxe Templates